© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell and Metropolitan Police Division officer Daniel Hodges, who had been each injured defending the Capitol and members of Congress on January 6, 2021, watch because the U.S. Home Choose Committee to Investig
By Jeff Mason and Mike Stone
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned testimony and video from a Jan. 6 committee listening to two days in the past, that includes congressional leaders in tense telephone calls with Pentagon and White Home officers in the course of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, was “devastating.”
Biden was talking to reporters throughout a cease at an ice cream store in Oregon as he campaigned for Tina Kotek, who’s operating for governor of Oregon.
“I believe the testimony and the video are literally devastating and I have been going out of my approach to not remark,” Biden mentioned.
Biden says he wouldn’t remark additional on the work of the Jan. 6 committee as a result of he didn’t need to be perceived as influencing the lawyer basic, which he mentioned he was not doing.
Among the video footage got here from the household of U.S. Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi who had been on the Capitol that day. One of many clips confirmed the California Democrat in a name with Republican Vice President Mike Pence.
“Once I spoke to him, I mentioned, ‘I am so afraid so that you can be within the Capitol nonetheless,'” Pelosi mentioned on Saturday throughout remarks at a San Francisco group farming occasion.
Pence responded that the Secret Service thought extra consideration can be drawn if he and his entourage left the Capitol, Pelosi mentioned. “Lord is aware of what may need occurred if that entourage went on the market,” she added.
The Home committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault by Donald Trump’s supporters voted unanimously on Thursday to subpoena the previous president, a transfer that might result in felony expenses if he doesn’t comply.
The listening to adopted eight others earlier this yr and one in July 2021. There have been no stay witnesses on Thursday, however the panel offered videotaped testimony to construct a case that Trump’s efforts to overturn his November 2020 presidential election defeat constituted unlawful conduct far past regular politics.
The committee’s vote on Thursday could have been its final public motion earlier than the Nov. 8 congressional elections that can decide whether or not Biden’s Democrats proceed to manage the Home and Senate.